The joylessness of sex: AIDS caused a fear of intimate contact and Covid-19 could turn us into a world of w**kers

Interesting take on the public reaction to Coronavirus Fear and Panic from writer and social philosopher Frank Furedi

Coronavirus has conditioned us to social distancing. But we mustn’t let it affect our bedroom behaviour in the same radical way AIDS did in the 1980s, and make us afraid of sex.

Bookmakers predicted that the lockdown would lead to a baby boom, but according to Laxman Narasimhan, the owner of Durex condoms, people are having less sex because of the coronavirus crisis. Is Covid-19 killing sex?

Epidemics of viruses have a nasty habit of not only impacting on our sex lives, but also of fostering a climate where we become scared of coming into physical contact with other people. As one psychotherapist, Dr Dana Dorfman, observed, “Humans are contaminating each other with something invisible, and we’re being conditioned to not let anything penetrate us.”

What’s at stake is not simply the fear of penetration. When people say ‘no more hugging’ they are not simply joking; they are also sending out the signal that any form of close physical contact is a threat to human health.

Some social scientists warn that the coronavirus pandemic “could spell the end of hugging and handshakes for years.” Is it any wonder that some psychologists are concerned that fear around hugging and touching could be the long-term consequence of Covid-19?

Risk-averse

In the aftermath of a pandemic, when social distancing has become normalized, there is an awful danger that sensible precautions about managing human relations will give way to risk-averse fears toward physical contact and sexual relationships … Continue reading >>>

 

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“Like It Was Designed To Infect Humans”: Man – made COVID-19 Theory Gains Steam

We told you so. Cast your mind back to late February / early March. This blog was among the first to bring you information about the well respected research biologists who were of the opinion that the virus that had raged through China and escaped to the west was a genetically engineered organism, developed in a laboratory.

At that stage and even now it was impossible to say with certainty that it was designed as a biological weapon or had been a piece of legitimate research gone wrong, but those voices still trumpeting the official narrative that it is a virus that jumped several species gaps to infect humans, though they still have an audience among the section of the society  that believes Governments and The United Nation are our friends and always have our best interests at heart, are sounding increasingly forlorn as evidence mount that COVID – 19 was no acciident, eith natural or of human origin.

From Zero Hedge 25 May 2020

A scientific study which found COVID-19 may have been a “cell-culture” uniquely adapted for transmission to humans (more so than any other animal – including bats), is gaining steam.

The paper, currently under peer review, comes from Flinders University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, who has spent over two decades developing vaccines against influenza, Ebola, and animal Sars. He says his findings allow for the possibility that COVID-19 leaked from a laboratory, according to Sky News.

“The two possibilities which I think are both still open is that it was a chance transmission of a virus from an as yet unidentified animal to human. The other possibility is that it was an accidental release of the virus from a laboratory,” said Petrovsky, adding “Certainly we can’t exclude the possibility that this came from a laboratory experiment rather than from an animal. They are both open possibilities.”
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Scientists and Groups Ask Canadian Gov’t to Invest in Wired Technology and Suspend 5G Until Proven Safe

by B N Frank, Activist Post, 23 May 2020

Many cities and countries have already taken action against 5G deployment by banning it, filing lawsuits, issuing moratoriums, passing ordinances and resolutions (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7. 8).  Since 2018, there have been reports of people and animals becoming sick after it was turned on (see 1. 2, 3, 4).

Of course it’s not just 5G that is harmful.  All sources of Electromagnetic Radiation (aka “Electrosmog”) is biologically and environmentally harmful.  This includes Bluetooth, cell phone and WiFi radiation.  Health experts have been warning about exposure risks for many years and continue to do so (see 1, 2).  This includes the World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics.  Even Dr. Oz has warned about exposure!

Kudos to these Canadians for appealing to their government to stop 5G deployment and invest in safer wired connections instead.

From Environmental Health Trust:

Twenty-Four Canadian Groups Say: Suspend 5G Until Proven Safe

Appeal to the Government of Canada “Look Before We Leap”

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2020

Ottawa: Scientists and citizens groups from across Canada are demanding the right to say “No” to 5G in their neighbourhoods. Twenty four Canadian groups are banding together and appealing to the Trudeau government for a national moratorium on 5G roll out, until questions about its human health effects are resolved.

“This has nothing to do with Covid-19. All groups launching this Appeal condemn acts of violence such as burning antenna towers” said one of the organizers. “The Parliamentary Health Committee has been investigating the negative health impacts of cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi for over a decade … Continue reading >>>

10 Steps to Turn a Pandemic into the Brave New Normal

An op – ed from Catte Black (sounds like a fake name someone who doesn’t want to be identified might use,) in OffGuardian.

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Picture: OffGuardian

Now, dear reader, I know you’re not a member of an institutionally sociopathic elite caste, trying to extend your power back to the good old days of supreme monarchs ordained by God himself.

But imagine you were.

Imagine you were one of the richest people to ever exist, and your vast network of wealth and influence was based on some imaginary money and the widely cultivated belief that “there is no alternative”.

Now imagine the lies which secure your position are suddenly and violently challenged. Imagine Yellow Vested protests in the streets of Paris, an independence referendum in Catalonia. Anti-globalists, on the left and right, surging in popularity all around the world.

Imagine Brexit and Bitcoin and PirateBay and the myriad tiny ways people won’t do what they’re told.

What you’re suffering from is a loss of control of the narrative. What you need, really, is a new story. Something to instil everyone with a sense of common purpose. To cause fear and panic, and distract them and keep them busy.

You need a threat, something that will make everyone “come together”. To put aside “divisions” and “hate” and all work together to face a “common enemy”

And enemies, like cakes and lemonade, are always far more satisfying when you make them yourself.

Here are the 10 steps you should employ, if you want to turn an unthreatening virus into a global power grab … Continue reading >>>

 

Brave New Normal – Part 2

y columns haven’t been very funny recently. This one isn’t going to be any funnier. Sorry. Fascism makes me cranky.

I don’t mean the kind of fascism the corporate media and the fake Resistance have been desperately hyping for the last four years. God help me, but I’m not terribly worried about a few hundred white-supremacist morons marching around with tiki torches hollering Nazi slogans at each other, or Jewish-Mexican-American law clerks flashing “OK” signs on TV, or smirking schoolkids in MAGA hats.

I’m talking about actual, bona fide fascism, or totalitarianism, if you want to get technical. The kind where governments declare a global “state of emergency” on account of a virus with a 0.2% to 0.6% lethality (and that causes mild, flu-like symptoms, or absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, in over 97% of those infected), locks everyone down inside their homes, suspends their constitutional rights, terrorizes them with propaganda, and unleashes uniformed goon squads on anyone who doesn’t comply with their despotic decrees.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism where the police track you down with your smartphone data and then come to your house to personally harass you for attending a political protest, or attack you for challenging their illegitimate authority, and then charge you with “assault” for fighting back, and then get the media to publish a story accusing you of having “set up” the cops.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism where the secret police are given carte blanche to monitor everyone’s Internet activity, and to scan you with their “surveillance helmets,” and dictate how close you can sit to your friends, and menace you with drones and robot dogs, and violently pry your kids out of your arms and arrest you if you dare to protest.

I’m talking about the kind of totalitarianism that psychologically tortures children with authoritarian loyalty rituals designed to condition them to live in fear, and respond to absurd Pavlovian stimuli, and that encourages the masses to turn off their brains and mechanically repeat propaganda slogans, like “wear a mask” and “flatten the curve,” and to report their neighbors to the police for having an “illegal” private party … and to otherwise reify the manufactured mass hysteria the authorities need to “justify” their totalitarianism.

Yeah, that kind of stuff makes me cranky. Continue reading

Every now and then those of us who post content in internet discussion threads are rewarded by a reply from a fully paid up, card carrying member of the left wing idiots union, it does not so much invite us, as demands that we indulge in heavy sarcasm. Such an opportunity was handed to be when I posted a reply to an article from some snivelling neo – fascist (who no doubt thinks of himself as a liberal without having a clue what liberal means,) who was complaining about the right wing nuts who don’t understand how much better off we all are while being kept under indefinite house arrest

COVID-19 Lock-downs: How The Right Got Freedom Wrong

by  Tom Williams, posted on Medium.com, 15 May 2020

 

Reply from Thorpy

Freedom is slavery,
War is peace,
Ignorance is strength. (George Orwell — who was a socialist BTW — in “1984”)

What I find most comical about articles like this is the people who will be falling over themselves to agree with its sentiments would quickly become apoplectic with rage if some religious type showed up and said: “God created the world and everything in it quite recently and so the pandemic must be His Holy Will therefore it is wrong to interfere with the progress of the disease — oh and by the way Jesus just rode by on his dinosaur.”

Can you imagine the responses? They be screaming evolution this and evolution that. Yet in responses to articles like this they are blissfully unaware they are supporting the antithesis of evolution. Charles Darwin’s case was built on “survival of the fittest,” which as I always point ou does not mean those who go to the gym four times a week or run marathons should dominate, but that the species will be preserved by the survival of those member best able to adapt to and deal with environmental challenges. This is why the hand wringers and breast beaters are now lobbying government to throw disproportionate amount of resource into ensuring the survival of the weakest.

This may sound harsh but we are dealing with nature or possible a misguided attempt to meddle with nature, and will pay the price, Nature is ruthless, nature is brutal, Lord Tennyson knew what he was on about when in the poem In Memoriam he coined the phrase, “Nature, red in tooth and claw.”

COVID — 19, as the authorities in Europe (I don’t know about the USA — reliable information is hard to find,) are now acknowledging, is not a serious threat to people below retiring age who are in general god health. Placing entire nations under house arrest does not protect the vulnerable, in fact it makes them more vulnerable (as again is now being acknowledged because public opinion demanded a clear definition of what COVID related deaths actually means. Turns out it includes people whose deaths were not due to any Coronavirus variant but due to urgent medical help being unavailable because of lockdown.

Blaine Coleman

Actually it is a risk to everyone of any age. Even if you say it isn’t, which isn’t true, then that means retirees aren’t of value to society and only the young deserve to live?

You opted to retire due to health reasons (as did I, unfortunately) so by your logic, you and I deserve to die because COVID-19 only affects retirees, right?

Thorpy
No Blaine, I did not say COVID — 19 only affects retirees or anything like that, and though I suspect your comment is a deliberate attempt to undermine what I wrote, I have to say if that is what you genuinely thought I meant, your literacy skills could use a little work.

What I said was “as authorities in Europe [ … ] are now acknowledging, [COVID19] is not a serious threat to people below retiring age who are in general good health.”

Now let’s think about what that means, thinking might be a new experience for you but I’m assure all human beings are capable of it,) if as I point our after researching the issue, authorities in Europe are acknowledging something, then I am not “stating it” but merely reporting it.

So what are these European authorities saying and why (and the UK Chief Medical Officer has repeated this three times now,): Quoting official figures that prove 90% of COVID — 19 related deaths have been in people aged over 65 who also had long term heath problems, with cardio — pulmonary illness, diabetes certain cancers involved in a very high number of cases.

Younger people with ongoing problems are also more vulnerable to COVID — 19 than those in good health (now it must be obvious even to you, there’s logic in that,) and official statistics show there is a link between obesity and death / serious illness caused by this virus.

But as you sat it is a risk to everybody, a very small risk to the young and fit, a much higher risk to the old and sick. Again you ought to be able to spot the logic in that. The older we get the closer we are to dying. Another statistic forced out of the UK health authorities is that over the three months the pandemic has been running, in this nation of 63 million, just 238 people who were under 45 and had no ongoing health concerns have suffered COVID — 19 related deaths. So the risk to healthy young people is about the same as dying in a road accident, though it’s much more likely than dying because of spontaneous combustion or in a bizarre gardening accident.

So you should now see that your interpretation of my comment was completely wrong but as I noted above, I suspect your misdirection was intentional.

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Coronavirus: Anti – lockdown protests show freedom is not quite dead in UK

https://u-s-news.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/POLITICS-UK-anti-lockdown-protests-lead-to-arrests.jpg                        Anti lockdown protest in London’s Hyde Park (Picture: U S News )

Not many protestors turned out for the weekend’s anti – lockdown protests, though you can ignore reports by well – known mainstream media propagandists that the supporters of extending the lockdown exceeded those who were demanding it be lifted. From what I saw on TV and various blogs, the anti – lockdown protesters were a very mixed crowd, a representative cross – section of 21st century London and definitely less posh, white and middle class than the  weekend crusties who turn up reeking of Patchouli Oil at Ekstinktion Rebellion events.

Supporters of all the usual fringe causes from Save The Whales to Independence for Wales were represented but mostly this was a rally about freedom. A common feeling among people of the left and right was disbelief that so many British people had willingly acquiesed to the most flagrant and unjustified assault on liberty in centuries. Yes, this blog recently called the Coronavirus Bill passed by parliament The Biggest Assault On Freedom Since World War Two but we were guilty of understatement. The abolition of civil rights and liberties enacted in response to this a-bit-like-seasonal-flu-but-not-as-bad-by-a-long-way disease goes much further that the restrictions imposed in 1939 and 40.

Former Supreme Court judge Lord Sumption, writing in The Times puts it like this: the lockdown was something Prime Minister Boris Johnson entered “in a blind panic provoked by Professor Neil Ferguson’s ‘reasonable worst case’ of 510,000 deaths.”

But now that the cunt-struck communist con – man Ferguson and his dodgy mathematical model have been so comprehensively discredited and and his hyperbolic predictions proved false, the justification for lockdown has gone.

So why is the lockdown still with us? Lord Sumption (again) says it’s as simple as this:

The lockdown is now all about protecting politicians’ backs. They are not wicked men, just timid ones, terrified of being blamed for deaths on their watch. But it is a wicked thing that they are doing.

Scroll down the linked page until you see a paragraph in bold text to read the full text of Lord Sumption’s critique of lockdown reproduced by the American Institute For Economic Research (the original publication in The Times is behind a paywall.)

Take time to watch these videos and listen to what the protestors are saying. Note how passionately and articulately they express what should be obvious to everyone: the lockdown is not a reasonable response to a disease that in a nation of 63 million has directly caused the deaths of just 250 (ish) people under 60 and generally in good health, the statistics have not simply been manipulated, they are entirely fraudulent; the freedoms the government has stolen from us without proper parliamentary, let alone public debate,  should never have been surrendered so lightly.

Imagine how you would have reacted six months ago if someone had told you: “In May 2020 the police will arrest you if you stand closer than six feet to someone in a park.”

Yet now lots of people accept it as normal and praise the authorities for trying to “keep us safe.”.

If preserving our freedom and the ancient liberties (some dating back to the rule of King Alfred The Great in the ninth century,) isn’t a cause worth risking a fine, a slap on the wrist and possibly a bit of roughing up from the newly Nazified boys – in – blue to protest against, then nothing is and we may as well live in a slave state like The People’s Republic Of China, Nortth Korea, or Cuba.

I am reminded of these words written by C S Lewis:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
― C. S. Lewis

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No Case For Continuing Lockdown

Former UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has written in an article published today:

“The argument for a lockdown was overwhelming.

When Boris Johnson addressed the nation eight weeks ago, it appeared as if a killer virus was about to engulf the population at astonishing speed. You had to be mad or bad, it seemed, not to back the Prime Minister as he urged us all to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. The moral justification for collective action was crystal clear. “Squashing the sombrero,” as Johnson colourfully put it, was needed to buy time for the NHS to fight this thing. And we did it. Britain achieved that aim.

Critical care capacity was rapidly ramped up thanks to the heroic efforts of those who built the new Nightingale hospitals, as well as the decision to cancel treatments for non-Covid cases. At the same time, the numbers being struck down by the disease began to fall – perhaps due to social distancing, or maybe just because pandemics have a habit of dissipating almost as fast as they appear. Whatever the reasons, we avoided the nightmare scenario of not being able to treat thousands of critically ill people, as happened in parts of Italy.

Eight weeks on, it is also clear that some of the initial restrictions were unnecessary.” (full article >>>)

The sad thing is it took people like Douglas eight weeks to realise there never was any moral case for the lockdown. Take this phrase

“Critical care capacity was rapidly ramped up thanks to the heroic efforts of those who built the new Nightingale hospitals,”

But Douglas fails to acknowledge that NHS whistleblowers have revealed they have never known hospitals so empty, while of the Nightingale Hospitals, the businest have only dealt with a few dozen patients, while some have admitted no patients at all. And as the chief medical officer admiitted again yesterday COVID – 19 poses no serious threat to most of us

There was never a moral case for lockdown, it was based entirely on the fake data generated from a mathematical model of the pandemic by a pseudo – scientist who only interests were in lining his pockets with taxpayers money, covering himself in glory, and (allegedly,) clearing the roads so his married loved would not be delayed by traffic when driving to his house for a bit of rumpy – pumpy.

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